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A new study describes multiple ways to achieve the same health benefits from exercise—as long as your exercise “cocktail” includes plenty of light physical activity.
Brief pulses of ultrasound delivered to nerves near the kidney lowered blood pressure in people with drug-resistant hypertension, Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian physicians have found.
Lowering the cutoff to diagnose hypertension during pregnancy better identified 20% of women at risk for preeclampsia, a study by a Columbia University researcher has found.
Therapies that soothe inflammation could be effective at preventing heart disease in older people with a common blood condition, a new study from Columbia researchers suggests.
- October 28, 2013
Radiation exposure from breast cancer treatment is associated with a small risk of developing heart disease later in life, but the risk is now lower than it was 20 years ago.
- October 17, 2013
Cardiologists have been advised to screen all heart attack patients for depression, but the evidence backing that advice is sparse.
- July 24, 2013
Study published in New England Journal of Medicine finds druggable target for rare fatal lung disease, a form of pulmonary hypertension.
- May 29, 2013
A study of children born with severe heart defects has found that at least 10 percent of cases stem from genetic mutations that occur spontaneously early in development.
- May 7, 2013
Type 1 diabetes appears to increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among people with high blood sugar, partly by stimulating production of a protein that sparks an inflammatory process.
- March 21, 2013
CUMC's Karina Davidson and team report a cost-effective, patient-centered approach that relieves depression in heart attack survivors -- ultimately reducing medical risk.
- March 20, 2013
CUMC nutritionist Wahida Karmally offers tips for people interested in trying a Mediterranean-style diet.
- March 18, 2013
Study finds tiny, targeted drug particles may be effective in treating chronic diseases
Source:The New York TimesMarch 14, 2013
A history of breast irradiation should be added to the list of heart disease risk factors, and taken into consideration by doctors treating such patients, said CUMC's Lori Mosca.